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The Good Search Goodies

Goodies is The Good Search blog category for things we use to make our life (and work) easier. The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford offers up our favorite books, genius apps, and presentations designed to make work easier. We regularly use these goodies in retained executive search, executive recruiting, and technology recruitment of board and C-level senior executives and technologists. We frequently share these goodies with our clients and friends outside the world of recruitment.

Keep Calm and Search On | Executive Search Meme

If you search smarter, you really can “Keep Calm and Search On”. Our retained search brand The Good Search created the “Keep Calm and Search On” graphic and new take on the classic Internet meme to share with our friends.

The Good Search Toolkit: Genius Apps for Information Overload

The Good Search Toolkit is designed to help us deal with information overload. You have to find a way to handle all that data or it will crush you.  So today I am sharing a few basic Rules and a Toolkit — our curated lists of apps — that should help you keep up with all that information and to manage it so that it doesn’t manage you.

Laszlo Bock | Work Rules Book and Video

Laszlo Bock is the innovative, data-driven human resources director who helped transform Google’s workforce and culture. He worked there for a decade. He has stepped down to found Humu, a machine learning company that wants to “make work better”.

An Experiment in Longevity | Elysium Basis

As the CEO of a technology executive search firm, scientific experiments hold a certain “shiny object” appeal.  As a result, my husband and I have started taking the Elysium Health nutraceutical Basis as an experiment in longevity.

Recruit Passive Candidates | Slideshare

With few exceptions, the best-of-the-best candidates are passive candidates. Most are not actively looking for a job because they are engaged in their work, successful, and companies do whatever they can to retain them. Consequently, if you want to build a team of star players, they will rarely come to you. They are not actively trolling career websites or job postings looking for their next opportunity.  Rather, recruiters come to them. 

Candidate Sourcing Slideshare

Candidate Sourcing is all about control. How you identify, profile, qualify, and, ultimately, recruit passive candidates is what ultimately determines the success of an executive search engagement. It is how you fill a senior executive or senior engineering opening.  It enables you to be proactive.

Outliers: The Story of Success

In his book Outliers, Author Malcolm Gladwell asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. 

Cybersecurity Classic The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception is a brilliant book written by legendary hacker Kevin Mitnick.  In stunning detail, he shares how social engineering works — how he and other hackers con people into giving up passwords, account numbers, and social security numbers. Deception is how hackers acquire the keys to the kingdom.

The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness

Mindfulness is playing an increasing role in all areas of our lives, including Leadership. It repeatedly yields positive results. In fact, Author Deepak Chopra writes that leadership takes both heart and soul as in his book, The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business‎

The power of habit is a power you can harness. So, before you decide to eliminate or add a new habit,  check out this book by Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg.

Webinar on Smarter Executive Recruiting

The Good Search webinar on smarter executive recruiting is about reaching beyond the same old executive recruiting resources for a competitive advantage. If you head the executive search function for an internal executive recruiting team or if you lead talent acquisition, this webinar provides examples of the kind of data that can be harnessed for more intelligent executive recruiting.

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